Jairam Ramesh hits out at Forest Rights Act

The former Union Minister praised the NGT for its work and asked for its autonomy from the government. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh criticized the current Forest Rights Act, and blamed his party’s government in Karnataka for the sand mining issue. Speaking on the ‘New draft forest policy and deteriorating state […]

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Cases of breast cancer have increased in the past two decades

Chances of developing breast cancer increases with age, say city doctors Bangalore, April 13, 2018: The number of breast cancer cases among women above the age of 55 has increased threefold in the city. Dr. Pawan, Surgical Oncologist of Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology said, “If we talk about the rise in the number, we […]

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City joins protests against rape

Angry students, social activists and organizations took to the streets of Bangalore to protest against the inactivity of police and the government in the Unnao and Kathua cases. At least 150 furious protesters gathered at the Mysore Bank Circle in Bangalore to protest the government’s failure to provide justice to the 18-year-old and the 8-year-old […]

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Pourakarmikas find it tough to make ends meet

Paurakarmikas have not been paid for more than 4 months. Our reporter Stuti T talks to them and tells us why they have not been paid yet. Despite various protests demanding their salaries, paurakarmikas say they are struggling to make ends meet. Rajamma, BBMP sweeper, Gauripallya “ek time ko roti khane ko bahut takleef horaha […]

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Blame our lifestyle too for disappearance of the sparrow

Blame our lifestyle too for sparrow’s disappearance   Plastic, paint smell, lack of ventilation driving them away Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The house sparrow, the bird that was part of people’s lives, is disappearing. While environmental degradation, and electromagnetic radiation from industries and telecommunications networks, are widely blamed, another reason for the bird’s disappearance is people’s […]

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Airport road toll: NHAI sees 30% drop in revenue

People choose alternative roads instead.   Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The increase in toll prices on airport road, National Highway 7, has resulted in people taking alternative roads like through K.R Puram and Baglur, resulting in a decrease in  NHAI’s revenue by 30 percent. Y.V Prasad, General Manager at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), said that […]

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